Lady Captain’s Day 2019

June 1st, Saturday morning, it was an early start for the Dunnerholme Ladies in order to access the club before the road was closed for the Carnival Traffic. Overcast and grey though the weather was, it didn’t deter their enthusiasm, and the players mostly stayed dry, with one notable exception, Paula, who fell in the beck at the 12th retrieving a golf ball! Undeterred she soldiered on, with squelching shoes and a make-do change of clothes.
The members and guests all joined in the putting competition after the game and then tucked into a lovely hot buffet, followed by the presentation and “Dunnerholme style festivities!” Thank-you Lady Captain for a Most enjoyable Lady Captain’s Day.

Paula with her new Golf Gear – Lifejacket
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2019 Panama

Dunnerholme welcomed a full field for the Panama Open. This popular event, sponsored by Val Readett in memory of Brian, over the years has raised thousands of pounds for Cancer and Heart Charities that are special to Val. The 2019 Panama was particularly significant as Brian’s golfing friends from the USA came to play in the competition, as it would have been Brian’s 80th birthday.
The Texas scramble format proved to be an enjoyable and competitive format, producing some close scores. Our Congratulations go to the 2019 Winners of the Panama Open with 56.7 net – Dougie Day, Mark Day, Al Crighton and Dave Coverdale. Second with 57.6 net Dave Kavanagh, Barry Kavanagh, Al Foxon and Dave Tippett, with David Sharp, Irene Brough, Paula Knott and Elaine Harris taking third place with 57.9 net. Nearest the pin prize winners – Derek New and Martin Porter.

Competitors ready for “Off”

The Youngest edition of the Readett family was there to celebrate and Bob Sadrack from America gave an amazing speech about how he and Brian started the Ryder Cup – Dunnerholme style in 2008 and recounted he was the last person with whom Brian played golf.

All the Winners
Dave Coverdale, on behalf of the winning team, thanked Val for her generosity and everything she has done for the Panama over the years, and he made special mention paying tribute to the volunteers and background helpers, members and friends who all freely gave their time and expertise to support and further the future of Dunnerholme Golf Club
Val presented the winners with their prizes, a satisfying moment, as they were “Val’s Team” and then she had special gifts for Ray Preston who celebrated his 80th Birthday, Lyn Benn 65th, and Jack Preston’s 70th, and to Brian and Julie Mulholland for taking care of Bri’s Bench at the 6th.

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Dunnerholme Ladies in Cheshire

Mottram Hall – the venue for Dunnerholme Lady Captain’s Weekend Away.

Ready for the start, sunshine blue skies and high hopes.
Lady Captain ensured there were lots of laughs, as the ladies had to decide when to take their “Mulligans and their “Me Too”s
After Two Days of “intense” competition, the team prize went to Chris, Brenda and Paula. The winner of the Singles was Brenda – who said her choice of “Me Too’s “ had been inspired!
Nearest the pin – Larraine, and “Who was that ?” Lady Captain might remember!
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Tee Reservations – Course Closed

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Sunday morning dawned cloudy and chilly, with a watery sun struggling to shine, but no rain, and altogether “getting better” golfing weather. Over 70 players took to the fairways to support the Duddon Inshore Rescue Open. The first Inshore Rescue Charity Golf Event was held in 1981, and Dunnerholme has held an Open every year since then to raise money to support them, and the 2019 Open Golf raised over £550 for their funds.

Winners of the “twos” Steve Braithwaite.j
John Walker. Al Foxon. Mark Sawrey.
Winner of the Bernard McNamee memorial Trophy – Chris Carter with a perfect Wedge, second shot to the 12th, for nearest the pin.
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“The Action” – Welcome Lady Captain

The Drive – The Drinks – The Dog”s
The Pitching
The Putting
The People

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Runners and Riders for “Welcome Lady Captain”

Before the Race – The Opening of the New Ladies Toilet Facilities.

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The Captain’s “Drive In”

Grey and Chilly though it was, it didn’t stop the Dunnerholme Members turning out in numbers for the Captain’s Drive In. The Clubhouse was full of eager golfers, waiting for the draw or having a warming bevy before teeing off.
It was a shotgun start at 2pm, and the field was spread over all ten holes, doubling up on the par 5’s.
An enthusiastic turn out for The Captain’s Drive In – a most enjoyable Competition.
A Great start for Dave Howarth – The 2019 Dunnerholme Captain

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Captain’s Away Day – July 12th

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